N.Y. Railroad Law Section 226
Shall prepare certificate of incorporation

  • proviso as to forfeiture

The commissioners shall prepare an appropriate certificate of incorporation for the corporation in the last section mentioned in which shall be set forth and embodied, as component parts thereof, the several conditions, requirements and particulars by such commissioners determined pursuant to the provisions of this article, and which shall also provide for the release and forfeiture to the supervisors of the county, or if the road is to be constructed wholly or partly within a city, to such city, of all rights and franchises acquired by such corporation in case such railroad or railroads shall not be completed within the time and upon the conditions therein provided; and the commissioners shall thereupon and within one hundred and twenty days after their organization cause a suitable book of subscription to the capital stock of such corporation to be opened pursuant to due public notice at a banking office in such county or city. A failure by any corporation heretofore or hereafter organized under this article to complete its railroad within the time limited in and by its certificate of incorporation shall only work a forfeiture of the franchises of such corporation with respect to that portion of its route which such corporation shall have failed to complete, and shall not affect the rights and franchises of such corporation to construct and operate such part of its railroad which it shall have completed within the term prescribed by its certificate of incorporation, or as to which the time for completion shall not have expired, notwithstanding anything to the contrary in its certificate of incorporation.

Source: Section 226 — Shall prepare certificate of incorporation; proviso as to forfeiture, https://www.­nysenate.­gov/legislation/laws/RRD/226 (updated Sep. 22, 2014; accessed Jul. 13, 2024).

Jul. 13, 2024

Last modified:
Sep. 22, 2014

§ 226’s source at nysenate​.gov

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